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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants, Nairobi informal settlements, Kenya, 2007

From: Food Security and Nutritional Outcomes among Urban Poor Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya

  n/Mean %
Total participants 1,235 100
Orphan status   
 Non-orphan 768 62.2
 Orphans 467 37.8
Orphan type   
 Paternal 307 24.9
 Maternal 95 7.7
 Double 65 5.3
Sex   
 Male 579 46.9
 Female 656 53.1
Mean age (years)   
 Total sample 10.6  
 Orphans 10.8  
 Non-orphans 10.5  
Household head relationship   
 Parent 980 79.4
 Other relative 132 10.7
 Nonrelative 123 10.0
Ethnicity   
 Kikuyu 412 33.4
 Luhya 154 12.5
 Luo 351 28.4
Other 318 25.8
Sex of household head   
 Male 596 48.3
 Female 589 47.7
 Missing 50 4.1
Age of household head   
 <35 years 381 30.9
 35–49 years 588 47.6
 50+ years 216 17.5
 Missing 50 4.1
Mean number of children <15 years in the household   
 Total sample 3.5  
 Orphans 3.6  
 Non-orphans 3.5  
Household head education   
 None 251 20.3
 Primary 707 57.3
 Secondary+ 277 22.4